Joe Fernandez

Longtime Borneo watcher Joe Fernandez has been writing for many years on both sides of the Southeast Asia Sea. He should not be mistaken for a namesake formerly with the Daily Express in Kota Kinabalu. JF keeps a Blog under FernzTheGreat on the nature of human relationships.

FA Cup Could Be Do Or Die For Ten Hag’s Future At Manchester United

With the Premier League over, the FA Cup could salvage some pride for United and even give Ten Hag a chance to keep going at United next season.
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Najib Can Safely Drop Challenging Government And Go Home Immediately

Former Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak may rethink judicial review on house arrest after Agong, as hereditary ruler with reserve and residual powers, halved 12 year jail sentence and reduced fine!

Najib, With Or Without House Arrest, Merits Remission On Reduced Jail

Even if the Agong's Decree on house arrest for Najib lies hidden forever, the Pardons' Board letter dated 29 January 2024 on halving of 12 year jail sentence 'without remission' mentioned, exists!

Najib MAY Be Placed Under House Arrest Before June 5

High Court Judge Amarjeet Singh will heave huge sigh of relief in 50 days time, i.e. on June 5, if former Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s plight in jail was resolved by house arrest before the next judicial review!

Najib Judicial Review On House Arrest To Take Centrestage

Former Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has proven, based on strong circumstantial evidence, that Agong's Decree on House Arrest exists and that he merits benefit of the doubt on the matter!

1MDB Lessons Perhaps Still Not Learnt In Malaysia

Lessons not learnt . . . The reasons for the 1MDB global financial scandal remain widely known in the public domain but so far there has been very little evidence that Malaysia has taken steps against history repeating itself!

Najib Has Multiple Options On Seeking Remedy

Former Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, jailed unrepresented on 23 August 2022, must allow movement on plight in jail -- read remedy -- and not be bogged down in the deadend for no rhyme or reason!

Najib And The Issue Of Home Detention

Former Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, jailed unrepresented on 23 August 2022, may have several options besides house arrest, on ending gridlock on plight in jail!

Old NEP Wine In New BET Wineskin

BET (Bumiputera Economic Transformation), taking the cue from the New Economic Policy (NEP), may be another attempt at killing the goose that lays golden eggs!

Agong Emerges In True Colours No Holds Barred

The expenditure of the government now comes under Agong, as oversight, and he has also reminded the Speaker that he has full powers on suspending lawmakers who 'monkey' around in Parliament and disrespect the August House!

Anwar For All The Woes On RM Has Plus Points Unlimited

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, like former Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, may be in unique position on poverty eradication, and recovering money laundering assets and 'secret profits' as state revenue and thereby help strengthen RM!

NRD Enabling Religious And Racial Discrimination

The Constitution enshrines freedom of conscience and/or religion in Article 3 (religion of the Federation), Article 8 (no discrimination), Article 11 (freedom of religion)...

Thaksin and Lula Freedom Help Najib’s Case For Early Release

Former Prime Minister Najib Razak merits one third remission on jail sentence just like former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, there are parallels in law and discretion as both are former heads of government! And then there's the case of Brazil President Lula da Silva who was released from jail by UN Review!